Holiday Matsuri brings Christmas-themed anime cosplayers to Orlando World Center Marriott


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Over in Japan, Christmas gets translated into something of a couples holiday, full of festive cosplay and decoration, but stripped of much of its religious significance, just like we like it. The annual Holiday Matsuri convention takes its cue from this Eastern interpretation and fills the Orlando World Center Marriott with Christmas-themed anime cosplayers, games and decor while retaining convention staples like panels and voice actors. The blowout Holiday Matsuri Rave on Saturday night is not to be missed by the kawaii set.

10 a.m. Friday-Sunday; Marriott World Center, 8701 World Center Drive; $30-$150;

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